(Apology to Johnny Cash Re: A Boy Named Sue.)
So often we see this kind of "over the top" behaviour by Mom's
It's as though they show they are a MUCH better parent by exhibiting EXTREME parenting decisions.
I have heard many lesser examples - wisdom teeth removal, tonsillectomy and the most misplaced - cosmetic liposuction for a 9yo. In most cases it seems to be a bizzare desire to ingratiate oneself to the medical professional - and of course as non-elective usually there is money involved. My point being - is this some kind of benign abuse to "toughen-up" a child?
Australian Mom loses custody after being charged with Munchhausen Syndrome.